Jen Browne; CLA Events you Can’t Miss!

Jen Browne from the Frostburg State Creative Literature Center returns! We discuss a schedule of spring events  and call for submissions to engage with our wonderful creative community. The CLA encourages everyone to swing by and enjoy their creatively inviting space.

The one-act play submissions are open now be sure to submit your play before April 7, 2017 for a chance to see your play come to life.

 Have your calendars at the ready…and check out the full list of events HERE


Dr. Johnny O: Executive Orders

Dr. Johnny O is back with his first episode of his political series for RTL. In this episode we are learning all about  executive orders, memorandum, and proclamations. We are using current events to help the public at large learn and be able to relate to the topics being discussed in this series. Dr. Johnny O is wanting to convey facts and knowledge about how our government works and how you can fully participate in the democratic process. If you want to participate with a topic suggestions, please send us an email at

Frostburg First for the 4th time!


Jess is back to discuss all of the exciting events that have happened since we last chatted. Frostburg Maryland was selected as one of the top eight small towns to compete for $500,000.00 to help the small business community.  The small business revolution stopped by Frostburg on January 9, 2017 and had a chance to meet business owners and the people who make up this great town. On February 9, 2017 they will make an announcement of the top cities and open it up for a worldwide vote that will conclude on February 16, 2017.             So how can you help???         VOTE VOTE VOTE! 


More information on how you can help visit their website and use the #myfrostburg on your social media posts!


Women’s March on Washington: Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

I had the privilege to speak with Betsey about the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. Betsey knowing how important this event will be; spearheaded an effort to coordinate a bus for people wishing to travel to Washington DC for the March. Betsey had such a response that there is a current waiting list for the bus, we do discuss other options for travel and how you can find a bus from your area to the march. This episode is full of information and we discuss important work that will happen after the March is over. Click on the links below for more information and how you can volunteer in your area.

Women’s March Website    Planned Parenthood   Bridges to Opportunity  National Organization for Women  Human Rights Campaign 


Brian Oxford: Qworkstation


Brain Oxford is back discussing his creative process and Qworkstation a place for creative people co-working in rural Oakland, Maryland. Brian has been spearheading Qworkshops which allows several different creatives to discuss their process and answer questions from the public at large. Brian also discusses the great music schedule for Dante’s Bar for the upcoming Jamuary!  Be sure to check out their Website for a full schedule of music you do not want to miss.

Brian and I geek out on gear, technology, and social media. You are never to old to learn something new, so jump in and go to a Qworkshop!!

For more information check out their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK  

Yellow K Records


Josh Grapes from Yellow K records joins us for today’s show. Josh has always dreamed of opening a record store and it happened this October 2016. Yellow K is also the name of his indie record label and their acts have been featured in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Josh has always had a special connection with music and he has a great passion for connecting with people, and providing a space which allows for hours of discovery of artists and genres of music.

For more information check out their Website and Facebook & Support your Local Record Store!! 


The 2nd Annual Podcast about Podcasts!



Well.. we made it to year two and celebrating this occasion I am joined by Mike Thompson and Tim Gallagher to talk about podcasts that we listen to and enjoy. This show has grown a lot over the past two years and we are looking forward to expanding even further in the future.  Thank you for listening tell all of your friends and family and contact the show we would love to hear from you!!

Here is our List of What we are listening to.. if you have suggestions please let us know!


Revisionist History- Malcolm Gladwell

More Perfect

Ringer (Bill Simmons)

The Dollop Comedy History Series

Keeping it 1600

Hear Me Monsters

Same Harris

Star Talk

Ezra Kline

Mike Thompson Seal of Approval True-Crime 

Up and Vanished


In the Dark

Someone knows Something

Jessica Palumbo; Frostburg First for the 3rd time!


Jessica is back to discuss all of the wonderful upcoming events and improvements to the city and NEW businesses that have opened in Frostburg since her last appearance on the show.

The City of Frostburg is participating in Small Business Saturday on November 26 it will include FREE wrapping of any item purchased during the event at local businesses. It is truly a one-stop holiday prep that supports local business and your community.

For a full schedule of events make sure to check out their WEBSITE  and FACEBOOK page, Twitter:@frostburgfirst and Instagram: @frostburgfirst




Shawn Hershberger; CEDC


Shawn returns to the show and we had a chance to catch up and discuss the developments with the various projects slated for 2016-2017. The CEDC is committed to economic growth in the City of Cumberland through business attraction, retention, and expansion, therefore creating jobs, increasing the tax base, and better positioning the community for the future. For more information check out their Website! 

Are you interested in starting your own brewery, distillery, or winery?? This event is for you!


Highlands American Music Series


Gregg Wolff the founder and chairman of the Highlands American Music Series is (back see episode 24 ) to discuss this newly formed non-profit continuing 12 year a history of brining American Music to our area. Gregg with other the other board members are starting with two concerts being held Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, featuring national touring acts the Gibson Brothers and Tim O’Brien. Each event will be held at the Palace Theatre in Frostburg Maryland a great intimate venue.

For more information check out their Website where you can BUY TICKETS and make Donations.